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Repertoire suggestions: music for strings

A selection of works for strings, from modern masterpieces to arrangements of repertoire classics

Oper Köln stage new production of Written on Skin

Benjamin Lazar's production will be the opera's ninth to date

George Benjamin at the Stockholm Composer Festival

ten works were featured over five concerts

Présences 2020: an excellent vintage

Radio France celebrated Benjamin’s music in Paris with an impressive and compendious focus

‘An incontestable masterpiece’: Written on Skin receives its Canadian Premiere

Alain Gauthier's production is the opera’s eighth to date

George Benjamin at 60: in focus at Présences

Benjamin is the featured composer at Radio France’s Présences Festival

George Benjamin acclaim in Stockholm

George Benjamin was featured over the weekend at the famous Stockholm Philharmonic’s ‘Tonsattarfestival’ in Stockholm with ten of his major works.

George Benjamin awarded Gold Lion by Venice Biennale

The honour, one of the most prestigious of its kind, was awarded before a concert performance of Written on Skin

George Benjamin at 60: focus at Présences 2020

Another major focus is planned at the Stockholm International Composer Festival in 2019

George Benjamin focuses in Berlin and Hamburg

German premiere of Lessons in Love and Violence in Hamburg

George Benjamin to receive Golden Lion at Venice Biennale

Benjamin is first British composer to receive award

BBC explores George Benjamin in 'Imagine...' documentary

BBC documentary offers unique insights into Benjamin's the life and work

'A masterpiece': Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence travels to Amsterdam

Benjamin's third collaboration with Martin Crimp receives its Dutch premiere

'Operatic mastery': Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence premieres at Covent Garden

Benjamin's third collaboration with Martin Crimp is hailed as a 'haunting symbiosis of words and music'

Benjamin's 'Lessons in Love and Violence’

Expectation continues to grow ahead of the premiere of Lessons in Love and Violence on 10 May 2018

Benjamin's ‘Written on Skin’ in Philadelphia

the sixth original production of the work since its premiere in 2012, and the first to have originated in the USA

A second recording of Into the Little Hill

The disc, released on Nimbus, also features Flight and Dream of the Song,

George Benjamin Knighted in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Benjamin has been awarded a Knighthood in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Fassbaender's Paul Bunyan a hit in Frankfurt

A rare performance of Britten's first stage work

Details of next George Benjamin opera announced

Lessons in Love and Violence will premiere at London's Royal Opera House in May 2018

'A 21st-century masterpiece': ROH revival of Benjamin's Written on Skin

Revival confirms the greatness of this riveting modern opera

A New Recording of George Benjamin's ‘Palimpsests’

A stunning account of Palimpsests from the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

‘Other Presences’ - the BBC Singers sing the music of Jonathan Harvey

This September the BBC Singers and Martyn Brabbins survey Harvey's extraordinary choral output at LSO St Luke's

UK premiere of George Benjamin's 'Dream of the Song'

Benjamin's first work since Written on Skin receives its UK premiere as part of a two day focus at the Barbican